EU Guiding Principles for Knowledge Valorisation

The EU Guiding Principles for Knowledge ValorisationEN••• aim to maximise the transformation of research and innovation results into solutions that benefit society. They are mainly addressed to national, regional and local policy makers. The Recommendation was adopted by the Council on 2 December 2022. The aim is to adopt a common line on policy principles and measures for national, regional and local policy makers to maximize the transformation of research and innovation results into solutions that benefit society.

Knowledge valorisation is the process of creating social and economic value from knowledge by linking different areas and sectors and by transforming data, know-how and research results into sustainable products, services, solutions and knowledge-based policies that benefit society.

Boosting knowledge valorisation is essential to deliver more efficiently new solutions for building a greener, cleaner and healthier future.

The guiding principles engage all actors in the research and innovation ecosystem, focus on the connections and co-creation between actors, emphasise entrepreneurial skills and practices and cover the full range of knowledge generated by research and innovation activities.

More detailed guidance for practitioners and stakeholders are given in the Code of Practice on intellectual assets management and a Code of Practice on standardisation. The Commission adopted these specific Recommendations on 1 March 2023 to help putting the Guiding Principles into daily practice.

The Commission, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, is running an awareness raising campaignEN••• to support the uptake of the Guiding Principles and of the two Codes of Practice. The campaign consists of national events in the framework of a tour of capital cities, stakeholder events and training days that are open to all interested research and innovation actors.

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  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Admin on April 25, 2023
Modified on April 25, 2023